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Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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3.56/5
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563 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG: 17
IBU: 65

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,581
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
563
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This one’s a conundrum. Looks great, smells funky (somebody mentioned ethanol), taste is both strong malt and hops. The smell is a little off-putting, and the taste is a little getting used to, but I can sense what the brewer was trying to do. Might be better on tap...decent

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Photo of Zebrowan15
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephandbrown
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Kingpin is a coppery red color with a rich head. It has a pretty strong malt aroma with just a little hint of the hops. The malt comes through in the flavor too, though there are enough hops to balance it. In fact, there is a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. The beer feels lightly carbonated at first but leaves a bit of a stinging sensation on the tongue.

It is a solid red - nothing to write home about, but good enough for a drink every now and then, especially as it is pretty cheap for a craft beer.

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Photo of Nichol
4.41/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appetizing, beautiful red/brown brick-like color. Clear. Head laces the pint glass. Smell is oddly mild given the full-bodied, hoppy, spicy flavor. Pretty well-balanced between hop and malt, and on the stronger side with each. Just the right amount of bitterness. Leaves a semi-dry mouthfeel. Overall, I really do enjoy this beer in every way. I haven't tried red ales much, but this one has given me the impetus to actively seek out some more.

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Photo of spreadword
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
2.46/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Slightly low on the carbonation scale as there was a 1 finger head with a bit of a rough pour (12oz bottle). Beautiful deep copper color and quite clear. Head deflates but has decent lacing thereafter.

Smell:
Caramelly scent with slight tartness. There’s almost a metallic smell mixed in.

Taste:
At first you are greeted with a hoppy bite that’s a bit surprising but not over powering. The bitterness subsides and rich caramel and nutty flavors step in. There is a slight fruity tartness as well. The rye in this brew adds a nice spicy earthiness. The higher ABV is apparent in this beer as there is a slight dry sherry undertone. The beer finishes dry and floral hop notes come in at the end.

Feel:
Great full bodied feel and very tingly on the tongue. Starts smooth and ends up with a dry finish.

Overall:
This is really close to some barley wines that I have had recently (oddly enough). It was quite rich, fruity, and hoppy! I would drink again.

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Photo of muldersha
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very appetizing brown ruddy body with an impressive creamy white head that sticks around for the duration.

Caramel malts, steely hops, oats, and honey on the aroma.

A very clean barley and citrus combination, some great citrus, and spice quality.

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Photo of arini10
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erickc
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Geoffq
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glinnebur
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foyle
2.13/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1"+ sudsy off white head that that drops very slowly with moderate lacing. Color hazy reddish-brown with moderate amount of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: nice blend of aromatic hops with caramel and yeasty bread dough.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and fluffy with a somewhat damp finish and lingering alcohol burn in the throat.

Flavor: not what I expected from the aroma. Lack of sweet malt presence leaves with beer with a quite bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavor along with a strange soapy flavor. There is a some slight caramel and malt sweetness in the middle of the taste, but the initial and following hop bitterness quickly overwhelms any balance.

Overall: really disappointed in this one. Reds and Strong Reds are usually quite enjoyable to me, but this beer seems to be a muddled mess.

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Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a great sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is one the sweeter and beadier side with a good showing of some fruity notes of apple and pear. Other sweeter smells of a caramel nature are strong as well, with some hints of a citrus and herbal hop smell mixed with these to produce a rather inviting aroma to the brew overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a quite bready and moderately sweet taste of a caramel and light fruit nature. These flavors create a strong backbone flavor for the brew, lasting throughout the entire taste. As the taste advances from the start, other flavors of a light grassy nature and some tastes of a herbal and a bit of nut taste hit the tongue. The sweetness gets a little more potent in nature at the very end, with a roasty caramel flavor ramping up in nature. With all the transitions that occur, one is left with a rather malty and fairly sweet red flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the more rich sweet flavors mixed with the decent sweetness and moderate hop, the feel is spot on, as it nicely accentuates all the flavors.

Overall – This was a quite enjoyable red overall. While a bit more on the malty side with a lesser showing of hop, it still was quite balanced and very flavorful with a good easy drinking feel. This one I rather enjoyed.

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Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 563 ratings
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